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Moody's Stock Price, Forecast & Analysis (NYSE:MCO)

$218.74
+1.28 (+0.59 %)
(As of 11/13/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$216.43
Now: $218.74
$219.91
50-Day Range
$197.04
MA: $213.20
$220.73
52-Week Range
$129.26
Now: $218.74
$223.82
Volume520,248 shs
Average Volume861,222 shs
Market Capitalization$41.30 billion
P/E Ratio29.60
Dividend Yield0.92%
Beta1.24
Moody's Corporation provides credit ratings; and credit, capital markets, and economic research, data, and analytical tools worldwide. It operates through two segments, Moody's Investors Service and Moody's Analytics. The Moody's Investors Service segment publishes credit ratings on various debt obligations and entities that issue such obligations, such as various corporate and governmental obligations, structured finance securities, and commercial paper programs. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Consumer credit reporting agencies, mercantile reporting agencies,
Sub-IndustrySpecialized Finance
SectorFinance
CUSIP61536910
Phone212-553-0300

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.44 billion
Cash Flow$8.52 per share
Book Value$3.43 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.31 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees13,000
Market Cap$41.30 billion
Next Earnings Date2/21/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Moody's (NYSE:MCO) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Moody's' stock symbol?

Moody's trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "MCO."

How often does Moody's pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Moody's?

Moody's declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, October 22nd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.50 per share on Thursday, December 12th. This represents a $2.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.91%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 20th. View Moody's' Dividend History.

How were Moody's' earnings last quarter?

Moody's Co. (NYSE:MCO) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October, 30th. The business services provider reported $2.15 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.99 by $0.16. The business services provider had revenue of $1.24 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.18 billion. Moody's had a net margin of 28.20% and a return on equity of 270.17%. The company's revenue was up 14.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.69 EPS. View Moody's' Earnings History.

When is Moody's' next earnings date?

Moody's is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, February 21st 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Moody's.

What price target have analysts set for MCO?

12 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Moody's' stock. Their forecasts range from $165.00 to $257.00. On average, they anticipate Moody's' stock price to reach $208.91 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 4.5%. View Analyst Price Targets for Moody's.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Moody's?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Moody's in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 6 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Moody's.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Moody's stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Moody's stock:
  • 1. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, ". We maintain our Neutral rating on MCO and our $168 PT*. Moody’s reported better than expected 1Q19 results, including a slight miss in the ratings. The good news is issuance appears to be moving to steady ground (-14% y/y) after a difficult 4Q18 (-28% y/y) & analytics came in better than expected. Management maintained 2019 guidance. We look to the conference call for color on the issuance market particularly structured finance, an update on Analytics, & progress in China." (4/24/2019)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Shares of Moody’s have underperformed the industry over the past six months. The company has an impressive earnings surprise history as it surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in three of the trailing four quarters. Earnings estimates have remained stable ahead of the company's fourth quarter 2018 results. While the company remains well positioned to boost profitability on the back of its dominant position in the credit rating industry, diverse revenue base, strategic acquisitions and disintermediation of credit markets, stricter regulatory landscape, slowdown in bond issuances and stiff competition across the credit rating industry continue to be major concerns. Further, as it continues to invest in franchise and grow inorganically, expenses are expected to remain elevated, thereby hurting bottom-line growth to some extent." (1/3/2019)

Has Moody's been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about MCO stock have been trending very negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Moody's earned a daily sentiment score of -3.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the business services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. View News Stories for Moody's.

Are investors shorting Moody's?

Moody's saw a decrease in short interest in the month of September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totalling 2,280,000 shares, a decrease of 5.8% from the August 30th total of 2,420,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 792,900 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.9 days. Approximately 1.2% of the company's shares are sold short. View Moody's' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Moody's' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Moody's own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Moody's investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Netflix (NFLX), Mastercard (MA), Visa (V), Adobe (ADBE), Starbucks (SBUX), Walt Disney (DIS), salesforce.com (CRM) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM).

Who are Moody's' key executives?

Moody's' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Raymond W. McDaniel Jr., Pres, CEO & Director (Age 61)
  • Mr. Mark Bradley Kaye, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 39)
  • Mr. John J. Goggins, Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 58)
  • Mr. Mark E. Almeida, Pres of Moody's Analytics (Age 59)
  • Mr. Jeffrey R. Hare, Sr. VP of Risk Management

Who are Moody's' major shareholders?

Moody's' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (2.38%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.54%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.34%), Cantillon Capital Management LLC (0.32%), Eagle Asset Management Inc. (0.22%) and Newport Trust Co (0.22%). Company insiders that own Moody's stock include Blair Worrall, Corp /De/ Moodys, Darrell Duffie, Ewald Kist, John J Goggins, Linda Huber, Mark Almeida, Melanie Hughes, Michael S Crimmins, Raymond W Mcdaniel, Richard Cantor and Robert Fauber. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Moody's.

Which major investors are selling Moody's stock?

MCO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., Scout Investments Inc., Banco Santander S.A., Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc., Envestnet Asset Management Inc. and Manning & Napier Group LLC. Company insiders that have sold Moody's company stock in the last year include Blair Worrall, John J Goggins, Mark Almeida, Melanie Hughes, Raymond W Mcdaniel, Richard Cantor and Robert Fauber. View Insider Buying and Selling for Moody's.

Which major investors are buying Moody's stock?

MCO stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Assenagon Asset Management S.A., State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, California Public Employees Retirement System, Cookson Peirce & Co. Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC, Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. and Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL. Company insiders that have bought Moody's stock in the last two years include Corp /De/ Moodys and Linda Huber. View Insider Buying and Selling for Moody's.

How do I buy shares of Moody's?

Shares of MCO can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Moody's' stock price today?

One share of MCO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $218.74.

How big of a company is Moody's?

Moody's has a market capitalization of $41.30 billion and generates $4.44 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $1.31 billion in net income (profit) each year or $7.39 on an earnings per share basis. Moody's employs 13,000 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Moody's.

What is Moody's' official website?

The official website for Moody's is http://www.moodys.com/.

How can I contact Moody's?

Moody's' mailing address is 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER AT 250 GREENWICH STREET, NEW YORK NY, 10007. The business services provider can be reached via phone at 212-553-0300 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Moody's (NYSE MCO)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  429 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  492 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  921
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Moody's and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe MCO will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe MCO will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 11/13/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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